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vengeance
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

14 uses
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Definition
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
  • Howbeit these things surely lie on the knees of the gods, whether he shall return or not, and take vengeance in his halls.
    Book 1 (62% in)
  • So good a thing it is that a son of the dead should still be left, even as that son also took vengeance on the slayer of his father, guileful Aegisthus, who slew his famous sire.
    Book 3 (39% in)
  • Oh that the gods would clothe me with such strength as his, that I might take vengeance on the wooers for their cruel transgression, who wantonly devise against me infatuate deeds!
    Book 3 (41% in)
  • Nay, didst thou not thyself plan this device, that Odysseus may assuredly take vengeance on those men at his coming?
    Book 5 (6% in)
  • And straight he spake with angry heart amid the Immortals: ' "Father Zeus, and all ye other blessed gods that live for ever, take vengeance I pray you on the company of Odysseus, son of Laertes, that have insolently slain my cattle, wherein I was wont to be glad as I went toward the starry heaven, and when I again turned earthward from the firmament.
    Book 12 (83% in)
  • In this same year Odysseus shall come hither; as the old moon wanes and the new is born shall he return to his home, and shall take vengeance on all who here dishonour his wife and noble son.'
    Book 14 (31% in)
  • Even as yonder eagle came down from the hill, the place of his birth and kin, and snatched away the goose that was fostered in the house, even so shall Odysseus return home after much trial and long wanderings and take vengeance; yea, or even now is he at home and sowing the seeds of evil for all the wooers.'
    Book 15 (32% in)
  • If we shall encounter all these within the halls, see thou to it, lest bitter and baneful for us be the vengeance thou takest on their violence at thy coming.
    Book 16 (53% in)
  • Thus she spake, and goodly Odysseus was glad in the omen of the voice and in the thunder of Zeus; for he thought that he had gotten his vengeance on the guilty.
    Book 20 (32% in)
  • But strangers command me to be ever driving these for themselves to devour, and they care nothing for the heir in the house, nor tremble at the vengeance of the gods, for they are eager even now to divide among themselves the possessions of our lord who is long afar.
    Book 20 (55% in)
  • These same it was that brought him death and destiny in the latter end, when he came to the child of Zeus, hardy of heart, the man Heracles, that had knowledge of great adventures, who smote Iphitus though his guest in his house, in his frowardness, and had no regard for the vengeance of the gods, nor for the table which he spread before him; for after the meal he slew him, his guest though he was, and kept for himself in the halls the horses strong of hoof.
    Book 21 (7% in)
  • But long ago Telemachus was ware of him, that he was within the house, yet in his prudence he hid the counsels of his father, that he might take vengeance on the violence of the haughty wooers.'
    Book 23 (9% in)
  • Nay didst not thou thyself devise this very thought, namely, that Odysseus should indeed take vengeance on these men at his coming?
    Book 24 (86% in)
  • Now that goodly Odysseus hath wreaked vengeance on the wooers, let them make a firm covenant together with sacrifice, and let him be king all his days, and let us bring about oblivion of the slaying of their children and their brethren; so may both sides love one another as of old, and let peace and wealth abundant be their portion.'
    Book 24 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "vengeance" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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